Tips / Bets 2018 Almanac Competition

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  1. Bustino74

    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    Here's a chance to show how good you are at predicting the future.

    Predictions 2018

    Please put a name against each of the following. Entries close on the 15th January 2018.


    Winners of the Following;-

    Champion Hurdle

    Two Mile Champion Chase

    World Hurdle

    Triumph Hurdle

    Cheltenham Gold Cup

    Grand National

    2000 Guineas

    1000 Guineas

    Oaks

    Derby

    Golden Jubilee Stakes

    Ascot Gold Cup

    Queen Anne Stakes

    Eclipse Stakes

    King George vi and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    St Leger

    Arc de Triomphe

    Champion NH Trainer

    Champion Flat Jockey

    Champion Flat Trainer

    Champion Sire (stakes won)

    Champion New Sire (stakes won)

    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse)

    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018)

    The points will be awarded 5-3-1. The judge’s decision is final. I am the Judge
     
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  2. Doalittle

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    Faugheen
    Min
    Yanworth
    Apple's Shakira
    Yorkhill
    Mendelssohn
    Clemmie
    Happily
    Amideo Mogdigliani
    Harry's Angel
    Order Of Saint George
    Beat The Bank
    Cracksman
    Enable
    The Pentagon
    Enable
    Nicky Henderson
    Atzeni
    AOB
    Galileo
    Winx stays in Aus to beat handicappers
    Darkness Falls
     
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  3. OddDog

    OddDog Mild mannered janitor
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    Excellent idea Bustino, will give us something to do on Christmas Day ;)
     
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  4. Sir Barney Chuckles

    Sir Barney Chuckles Who Dares Wins

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    Yep, seconded. Really good comp. Will give it a go before the deadline.

    Although I would add the rule that anyone who involves Mr Henderson in 'the scandal' should be automatically disqualified.
     
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  5. Ron

    Ron Well-Known Member
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    My Predictions 2018 - Will add as and when I can

    Champion Hurdle - Buveur D'air,

    Two Mile Champion Chase - Min

    World Hurdle - Unowhatimeanharry

    Triumph Hurdle - Espoir D'allen

    Cheltenham Gold Cup - Might Bite

    Grand National - Whisper

    2000 Guineas - Saxon Warrior

    1000 Guineas - Clemmie

    Oaks - Clemmie

    Derby - The Pentagon

    Golden Jubilee Stakes - Harry Angel

    Ascot Gold Cup - Stradivarius

    Queen Anne Stakes - Limato

    Eclipse Stakes - Cracksman

    King George vi and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Cracksman

    St Leger - The Pentagon

    Arc de Triomphe - Cracksman

    Champion NH Trainer - Nicky Henderson

    Champion Flat Jockey - William Buick

    Champion Flat Trainer -

    Champion Sire (stakes won) - Frankel

    Champion New Sire (stakes won)

    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse)

    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018)

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    Plus Apples Jade for the Mares' Hurdle
     
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  6. Bustino74

    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    Maybe I should have put up Competition in the title. Feel free to add it Ron.

    I will take the final selections only after the closing date. So feel free to edit up until then.
     
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  7. Bustino74

    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    You know me so well
     
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  8. Bustino74

    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    Some clarification

    Top NH trainer and top Flat trainer are the usual UK top trainers

    The sires are those defined by the UK and Ireland results, not global and is from the position at the end of the Turf year.

    Flat jockey as defined by the current BHA rules
     
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  9. Ron

    Ron Well-Known Member
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    Ah, so it can be a female
     
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  10. gazboy

    gazboy Well-Known Member

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    My answers are :

    Whatever Boris aftertimes with, coz he's never wrong.
    Best close competition as I've won <badger><badger><badger>
     
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  11. OddDog

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    Champion Hurdle - Buveur D'Air
    Two Mile Champion Chase - Altior
    World Hurdle - Supasundae
    Triumph Hurdle - Espoir D'Allen
    Cheltenham Gold Cup - Native River
    Grand National - Cause Of Causes
    2000 Guineas - Herculean
    1000 Guineas - Clemmie
    Oaks - Laurens
    Derby - Saxon Warrior
    Golden Jubilee Stakes - Tasleet
    Ascot Gold Cup - Order Of St George
    Queen Anne Stakes - Winx
    Eclipse Stakes - Cracksman
    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Enable
    St Leger - Roaring Lion
    Arc de Triomphe - Enable
    Champion NH Trainer - Nicky Henderson
    Champion Flat Jockey - Silvestre de Souza
    Champion Flat Trainer - Aiden O'Brien
    Champion Sire (stakes won) - Galileo
    Champion New Sire (stakes won) - Kingman
    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse) - Fergal O'Brien
    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018) - no idea
     
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  12. Sir Barney Chuckles

    Sir Barney Chuckles Who Dares Wins

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    Here are my picks:

    Champion Hurdle - Buveur D'Air
    Two Mile Champion Chase - Altior
    World Hurdle – Yanworth
    Triumph Hurdle – Apples Shakira
    Cheltenham Gold Cup – Might Bite
    Grand National – Blaklion
    2000 Guineas – Expert Eye
    1000 Guineas - Clemmie
    Oaks - Happily
    Derby - Saxon Warrior
    Golden Jubilee Stakes – Harry Angel
    Ascot Gold Cup - Order Of St George
    Queen Anne Stakes – Beat the Bank
    Eclipse Stakes - Cracksman
    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Enable
    St Leger – Gustav Klimt
    Arc de Triomphe – Saxon Warrior
    Champion NH Trainer – Lieutenant Nicky Henderson
    Champion Flat Jockey - Silvestre de Souza
    Champion Flat Trainer - Aiden O'Brien
    Champion Sire (stakes won) - Galileo
    Champion New Sire (stakes won) - Kingman
    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse) – A.P. McCoy
    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018) – Crystal King (in training with Sir Michael)
     
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  13. Sir Barney Chuckles

    Sir Barney Chuckles Who Dares Wins

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    I love Herculean (as he’s a full brother to Fair Eva, what a lovely name for a filly by the way, and trained in the county) but my fear re him and the Guineas is that if Expert Eye (in the same ownership) is deemed fit and well then he will be sent elsewhere. There were hints that towards the backend of last term they had similar targets but each and every time Expert Eye was given precedence (in the end Herculean picked up a slight injury so was proved irrelevant anyway in the end).

    Herculean is probs the horse that I’m looking forward to most in 2018 but it must be a huge uncertainty as to the route connections are going to take. I note he’s also now got quotes re The Derby. But considered him dam, African Rose, won the 6 furlong Haydock Sprint Cup Herculean staying double that distance must be a huge doubt.
     
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    Bustino74 Thouroughbred Breed Enthusiast

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    4 days to go. Get your applications in.
     
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  15. OddDog

    OddDog Mild mannered janitor
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    Update with dark horse:

    Champion Hurdle - Buveur D'Air
    Two Mile Champion Chase - Altior
    World Hurdle - Supasundae
    Triumph Hurdle - Espoir D'Allen
    Cheltenham Gold Cup - Native River
    Grand National - Cause Of Causes
    2000 Guineas - Herculean
    1000 Guineas - Clemmie
    Oaks - Laurens
    Derby - Saxon Warrior
    Golden Jubilee Stakes - Tasleet
    Ascot Gold Cup - Order Of St George
    Queen Anne Stakes - Winx
    Eclipse Stakes - Cracksman
    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Enable
    St Leger - Roaring Lion
    Arc de Triomphe - Enable
    Champion NH Trainer - Nicky Henderson
    Champion Flat Jockey - Silvestre de Souza
    Champion Flat Trainer - Aiden O'Brien
    Champion Sire (stakes won) - Galileo
    Champion New Sire (stakes won) - Kingman
    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse) - Fergal O'Brien
    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018) - Centroid (an unraced 3YO Dansili half-brother to Enable. Given to me by an IMPECCABLE source)
     
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  16. NDS

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    Winners of the Following;-

    Champion Hurdle - Buveur Dair

    Two Mile Champion Chase - Altior

    World Hurdle - Wolestone

    Triumph Hurdle - Apples Shakira

    Cheltenham Gold Cup - Native River

    Grand National - Definitly Red

    2000 Guineas - Expert Eye

    1000 Guineas - Clemmie

    Oaks - Wild Illusion

    Derby - Amedo Modigliani

    Golden Jubilee Stakes - Tasleet

    Ascot Gold Cup - Capri

    Queen Anne Stakes - Winx

    Eclipse Stakes - Cracksman

    King George vi and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Cracksman

    St Leger - Saxon Warrior

    Arc de Triomphe - Enable

    Champion NH Trainer - Paul Nicholls

    Champion Flat Jockey - Silvestre De Silva

    Champion Flat Trainer - Aiden O'Brien

    Champion Sire (stakes won) - Galileo

    Champion New Sire (stakes won) - Kingman

    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse) - Ruby Walsh

    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018) no idea
     
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    Champion Hurdle - Faugheen
    Two Mile Champion Chase - Yorkhill
    World Hurdle - Finians Oscar
    Triumph Hurdle - Apples Shakira
    Cheltenham Gold Cup - Our Duke
    Grand National - Cause Of Causes
    2000 Guineas - Saxon Warrior
    1000 Guineas - Clemmie
    Oaks - Laurens
    Derby - The Pentagon
    Golden Jubilee Stakes - Harry Angel
    Ascot Gold Cup - Order Of St George
    Queen Anne Stakes - Winx
    Eclipse Stakes - Cracksman
    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Enable
    St Leger - Roaring Lion
    Arc de Triomphe - Enable
    Champion NH Trainer - Nicky Henderson
    Champion Flat Jockey - Silvestre de Souza
    Champion Flat Trainer - Aiden O'Brien
    Champion Sire (stakes won) - Galileo
    Champion New Sire (stakes won) - The Gurkha
    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse) -
    Faugheen
    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018) -
    WINTER SOLDIER- Willie Mullins
     
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    Buveur Dair
    Politolgue
    Wholestone
    Apples Shakira
    Native River
    Total Recall
    Roaring Lion
    Clemmie
    Happily
    Saxon Warrior
    Harry Angel
    Order of St George
    Winx
    Cracksman
    Enable
    Gardens Of Babylon
    Enable
    Nicky Henderson
    Andrea Atzeni
    Aiden O’Brien
    Galileo
    Kingsman
    Cheltenham Festival Winner Disqualified
    Gardens Of Babylon
     
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  19. QuarterMoonII

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    As I won’t look at Cheltenham until the week in March, the selected plodders are total guess work (although I did back Sizing John last year).

    Not sure how we can come up with the St Leger winner as it is likely to be one of Gosden’s that will debut at Chelmsford in February (... could put it as Dark Horse if we knew the name).

    Just nitpicking: Why the Queen Anne not the Sussex? Why the Golden Jubilee not the July Cup? Royal Ascot not all-aged. Nothing in August... how do you propose to score the Scandal and Dark Horse categories?

    Champion Hurdle: Buveur D'Air
    Two Mile Champion Chase: Altior
    World Hurdle: Penhill (tragically, my original choice is no more)
    Triumph Hurdle: Apples Shakira
    Cheltenham Gold Cup: Sizing John
    Grand National: Vincente
    2000 Guineas: Expert Eye
    1000 Guineas: Clemmie (will get beaten on the Monday at odds-on in Ireland like Found, such is my luck with Ballydoyle)
    Oaks: Winter Lightning (should I have put this maiden as my Dark Horse?)
    Derby: Family Tree (if Saxon Warrior is not a superstar, Ballydoyle will have half a dozen in it)
    Golden Jubilee Stakes: Harry Angel
    Ascot Gold Cup: Stradivarius
    Queen Anne Stakes: Le Brivido (if Winx travels she will go for the Prince of Wales’s vs Cracksman)
    Eclipse Stakes: Expert Eye
    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes: Enable
    St Leger: Kew Gardens (Moore will be on the favourite and the Zetland winner won’t be it)
    Arc de Triomphe: Enable
    Champion NH Trainer: Nicky The Needle
    Champion Flat Jockey: Sylvestre De Sousa
    Champion Flat Trainer: John Gosden
    Champion Sire (stakes won): Nathaniel
    Champion New Sire (stakes won): War Command
    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse): Bryony Frost will turn out to be Nicky The Needle’s love child
    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018): First Eleven (Frankel half-brother to Kingman, 0-3 as a two year old, has Zenda thrown another dud or a slow learner?)

    I picked these without looking at what everyone else had posted but I now see that many of us have six or seven selections in common, so this might come down to Champion New Sire! Who would have picked Enable last January? We could all be wrong with the flat...
     
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    Champion Hurdle - Buvear Dair
    Two Mile Champion Chase - Altior
    World Hurdle - Supasundae
    Triumph Hurdle - Apples Shakira
    Cheltenham Gold Cup - Our Duke
    Grand National - Definitely Red
    2000 Guineas - Roaring Lion
    1000 Guineas - Clemmie
    Oaks - Happily
    Derby - Roaring Lion
    Golden Jubilee Stakes - Tasleet
    Ascot Gold Cup - Rekindling
    Queen Anne Stakes - Winx
    Eclipse Stakes - Cracksman
    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Enable
    St Leger - Roaring Lion
    Arc de Triomphe - Enable
    Champion NH Trainer - Nicky Henderson
    Champion Flat Jockey - S De Sousa
    Champion Flat Trainer - Aiden O'Brien
    Champion Sire (stakes won) - Galileo
    Champion New Sire (stakes won) - Kingsman
    Scandal of 2018 (person or horse) - AOB to only win half of what he achieved last year and to be called a failure...!!
    Dark Horse of 2018 Flat Season (has not won before 15th January 2018) - No idea
     
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